Entertaining with Ikat

Y'all...we are officially homeowners! I can't tell you how excited I am to get through the next couple of months of renovations and finally have our little dream home. The idea of getting back into the groove of our favorite routines in the new house is so appealing, and I am especially looking forward to throwing our first fete! 

Looking ahead a bit...I've always dreamt about throwing a Memorial Day weekend cocktail party, and it's looking like we'll be able to tie it in this year as a housewarming party too! I just love Memorial Day...feels like the unofficial beginning of summer...and what's not to celebrate about that?!

I love the mix of an ikat print with more traditional china...

So bohemian cool and colorfully fresh...perfect for warm weather! But you know what is even better than plain old ikat...monogrammed ikat...{Get these napkins @ C.Wonder @here

I'm thinking the Azalea/Tangerine colorway would be the perfect compliment to my Herend wedding china...Which will finally have a cabinet to live in all of its own at the new house! Eeeeeeeeee! xx


Our First Home

If you follow me on Instagram {@here,} then you know I've broken my silence on a pretty big secret around here...We bought a house!! We don't close until later this week but my excitement has gotten the best of me and I simply couldn't wait another minute to tell you all! 

Isn't she a beauty.............womp womp.

Well she's about to be at least! Oh do I ever have plans for her...down to the very minutest of minute details, she's getting the Rare & Worthy treatment all the way. I hope you all will follow along on this journey with us and please do send all of your good vibes our way for a speedy and uneventful close this week! xx



This afternoon, after logging in a few hours at the office, I took my hubs to one of my favorite furniture consignment haunts here in Richmond. It's a huge 20k+ sq.ft. space loaded with all kinds of great finds. We brought a few things home for the shops, but the best part about the trip was stumbling upon the "online auction preview" room.

Come to find out, in addition to their consignment business, they also run online only estate sales. You can preview the items before purchase (just like any auction house), but you can only bid online. it's kind of like ebay, but it feels so much more personal because you can actually see and touch everything ahead of time. 

We happened to wander in during the last few hours of the preview and fell in love with some beauties. We went home right away and bid a few dollars {yes, a few dollars- that's all!} and we won a great industrial pendant and Midcentury leather chair from Denmark...

I'm seriously almost embarrassed to admit how excited I was about the whole thing. Sitting there, refreshing my computer screne every 10 seconds, daring my imagined opponent to bid against me.

Even though I obviously love to thrift, I've never thought of myself as much of an ebay or online auction type. But for sure, now I'm singing a new tune. I've been trolling around a few other auction sites this evening and adding things to my "watch lists." I feel a full-on addiction/obsession developing here!!

Are you a fan of online auctions? Any tips of the trade or sites worth noting? Do share! 


Behind the White Square Paneled Door

This killing me softly. The many squares. The dimension. The depth. That oversized brass knob.

You can see a little peek into the interior space...but let's play pretend it looks a little something like this...

Peacock Mirror// Trunk // Chair // Pendant // Sofa // Ottomans // Demijohn Lamp // Tray Table // Kilim Pillows


Palm Springs Desert Daydreaming

Pretty much every February I get the itch to travel. The joy of the holidays is long gone, the excitement of the new year is waning, and Spring is still a bit too far off for my liking. Where in the world would I go if I could go anywhere??

Palm Springs.

No doubt about it.

 If you'll remember, I blogged a bit about the beginning of our honeymoon {@here} which was spent at The Parker. I've also stayed at a few other spots in both Palm Springs and Palm Desert, but there's something about The Parker that makes my heart pitter patter. The vibe is just right for me.

I'd bask in the desert sun in the morning, maybe spa in the afternoon, and wrap up my days by perusing the best MCM shops around and cooling down with a spicy margarita. Perfection.


Unfortunately, I'll be continuing to daydream for a while. No travel plans for us : (

Let's indulge ourselves- where would you travel to if you could go anywhere in the world?